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IssuWorks Will is Hosting An Atypical Series A Funding Round Via Crowdfunder

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Since leaving his role as the former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ, David Weild has been busy with a new project. Weild recently started a new venture, IssuWorks, and decided to launch their Series A funding round on the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder over traditional means of funding. “David and IssuWorks share our values for improving access to capital… Read more »




Reduce Your Utility Use with Sol Vista  

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How much would you pay to reduce your utility use by 1420% per year? That astronomical reduction is exactly what The Bernstein Companies have realized since they became Sol Vista’s first client in 2010. Sol Vista enabled The Bernstein Companies to leverage a $25,000 investment in efficiency measures into annual savings of $300,000 and a… Read more »



Loyalty Rewards Company Belly Announces International Expansion into Canada

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It was announced this morning that loyalty rewards company Belly has expanded internationally, launching 50 locations in the Vancouver market. This is the company’s first move beyond the United States. Since its founding in 2011, the Chicago-based company has gained more than 3 million members, who have redeemed more than 1 million rewards through its loyalty rewards mobile app. Belly’s loyalty… Read more »


Steve Case: “A decade from now, all venture firms will have regional strategies”

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America Online co-founder and CEO of Revolution Steve Case was recently interviewed by Bloomberg, where he gave an update on his “Rise of the Rest” tour. The tour started in Detroit, continued to Pittsburg, Cincinnati and Nashville where he met local entrepreneurs who took part of a startup pitch competition. He is investing $100,000 in winning startups of each city…. Read more »




HomeTrackR: Like CarFax for Homes

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If you’ve ever bought a home, particularly as a first-time buyer, you know how scary the process can be. It has always been hard to know just what you’re getting, even when you have a great home inspector. HomeTrackR fills this void. HomeTrackR provides information about a home’s history, helping homebuyers to make a more… Read more »





Local Motors Strikes A Marketing Partnership With TechShop

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Following their involvement with the first ever White House Maker Faire, Local Motors has announced a newly forged marketing partnership with TechShop. As part of an ongoing celebration of a Nation of Makers, this new collaboration will bring together two like-minded communities of makers while empowering the development of new products via online and physical… Read more »


Miami Dade College to Launch Idea Center and Incubator on Campus

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Miami Dade College announces plans to open a new entrepreneurship center, the Idea Center, in September. The Idea Center @MDC will be  headed by entrepreneur Leandro Finol, and it will be the college’s hub for entrepreneurship for 165,000 students. The center will also have a venture incubator, called CREATE, with programming and resources to help nurture and… Read more »


Pyne is the Tinder of Social Polling: Leveraging Simple User Interface Design in a Competitive Market

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Designing a product – any product, whether that’s the next architectural masterpiece or the next Uber/Pandora/AirBnB for #whateveryourface – requires that one understand that simplicity trumps complexity. When the intention is for people to actually interact with your app regularly and frequently, you have to ensure that it’s easy to understand and simple to use…. Read more »